There has been a marked increase in cyberattack attempts on businesses as criminals try to exploit organisations that are now operating remotely.
Grants made to the self-employed and partners in trading businesses under the SEISS scheme are likely to be included in claimants’ 2020/21 self-assessment tax returns
FSB: ‘The fundamental question facing small businesses today is: can I open in a way that’s both commercially viable and safe?’.
The suspension of the forfeiture of evictions will come as a relief in particular to pubs, cafes and restaurants after the hospitality sector called upon the government for action in this area.
IPSE: ‘The numbers benefitting from SEISS are a far cry from the 95% of freelancers the Chancellor initially promised. There are 5 million self-employed people in the UK, but of these only up to 3.4 million are eligible.’
Although confidence in hiring is still negative, it is seeing some improvement, indicating that the worst could be behind us.
APSCo: ‘Initiatives like the Job Retention Scheme have helped to protect employees throughout Covid-19. crisis. However, many employees face unemployment due to the impact of the lockdown and the longer lasting effects of Covid-19 on many sectors of the economy’.
Last week, the Chancellor announced that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October.